When I spotted this Etro leather peplum belt, I absolutely fell in love but at a cost of $1,260 for a belt I could not wrap my mind around it. Using Vogue pattern V8815 peplum portion only, I shortened the peplum and added a buckle and strap. I have to admit, this is now one of my new favorites.
|Top- Emanuel Ungaro
Skirt- Jason Sky
Jewelry- Scova/Vintage YSL
|Step 1. Cut the peplum using the instructions from the pattern using 1/2 the length of the pattern.|
|Step 2. Sew pieces 6 to both pieces of 5
fold the end of piece 5 over 1 1/2″ to make a beveled edge.
Sew this piece flat.
|Step 3. Cut a piece of leather 10×3″ and sew close on the underside.|
|Step 4. Using the hole punch pliers, make a hole for the buckle.|
|Step 5. Insert the buckle and sew closed near the upper part of the buckle.|
|6. Using the second part of the flap, sew this portion onto the right side of the belt.
Using a scrap of leather, sew a loop for the belt catch.
|7. Cut a piece of leather 12.5 x3 inches and sew on the under side to close. Attach this piece to the
left side of the belt.
|8. Using the hole punch pliers, make the belt holes roughly 1/2″ apart|